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Sheffield Councillors unanimous against asylum destitution

Sheffield Councillors have voted unanimously to support a motion condemning the prevalence of destitution amongst people who’ve claimed asylum in the city. The resolution, proposed by Labour Cabinet member Councillor Geoff Smith and seconded by Councillor Sylvia Anginotti for the Liberal Democrats
asks the Leader of the Council to write to the Home Secretary to express concern about asylum destitution and to call for changes in the current system. Representatives from asylum supporting groups (pictured) lobbied Councillors as they went in to the meeting.